How Your Social Media Habits and your Dieting Efforts Relate

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Georgia Institute of Technology researchers find that whether or not you succeed in dieting can be predicted based on what you say on Twitter.

The more positive your sentiments and the more you express a sense of achievement, the more likely you are to stick with your diet. Negative, uneasy and fearful posts reflect dieters are more likely to fail.

According to Assistant Professor Munmun De Choudhury, lead researcher on the project, “users are much more likely to share healthy recipes, offer tips on nutrition and exercise, and report on their own progress. Their larger network of friends and followers, and increased engagement, means that they tend to also have stronger support systems, which positively impacts the likelihood of dieting compliance.”

Concerned? Learn more: Likelihood of Dieting Success Lies Within Your Tweets. Follow Dr. De Choudhury on Twitter @munmun10.